Clause Structure and Language Change
Adrian Battye, Ian G. Roberts
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 369 pages
The Principles-and-Parameters approach to linguistic theory has triggered an enormous amount of work in comparative syntax over the last decade or so. A natural consequence of the growth in synchronic comparative work has been a renewed interest in questions of diachronic syntax, and this collection testifies to that trend. These papers focus on questions of clause structure which have become a central theme of theoretical work since the pioneering work in the late 1980s by Chomsky, Pollock, and others. The languages studied by an international roster of contributors include all the major Romance and Germanic languages. This volume is of central importance for anyone working in theoretical, comparative, or historical syntax.
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15th century Adams adverbs AgrP analysis assigned assume Besten Chomsky Comp complementizer constituent constructions contexts diachronic discussion Dordrecht element embedded clauses evidence examples fact feature finite verb Foris formal licensing Germanic languages grammar head Holmberg I-language Icelandic Infl Infl-medial inflected verb inversion Italian Kemenade lexical Linguistic loss of verb main clauses Middle French MidF Modern morphological move Nominative null subjects obligatory Old English Old French p-features parameter person PhD Dissertation phrase structure Platzack position possible postverbal subject preverbal principles and parameters pronominal subject proposed relative clauses Rizzi Roberts Romance Romance languages root clauses Santorini Section sentences Spec Spec-head agreement SpecC SpecIP subject clitics subject DP subject pronouns subordinate clauses syntactic tensed verb texts theory tion topicalization trigger Vance Veneto verb movement verb-first verb-second constraint verb-second languages verb-third Vfnt West Yiddish Yiddish